portrait picture for Louis Cundari, Sr.

Wake: Thursday , Feb. 21, 2013 – 4:00 to 8:00 PM Funeral Mass: 9:30 AM on Friday, Feb. 22nd, St. Mary’s Church, 669 West Avenue, Norwalk Memorial Contributions: Alzheimer’s Association of CT [www.alz.org/ct ] , or Greenwich Woods Health Care Center [ www.greenwichwoods.com ]

Louis Cundari, Sr.

May 28, 1942 - February 17, 2013


Louis Cundari, Sr, age 70 and loving husband for 50 years of Susan Murphy Cundari died Sunday, February 17, 2013 at Greenwich Woods Health Care Center, after a long battle with Alzheimers.

Louie was born in Norwalk on May 28, 1942, son of the late Rocco Cundari, Sr. and Teresa Violi Cundari.

Louie attended local Norwalk schools. He had a passion for sports and was honored by the Norwalk Old Timers Athletic Association 2005 for his leadership as a coach, manager, Cap League Coordinator and League President. He was one of the organizers of the “Kinlock Tournament”. His love of the game did not stop there as he also was a coach for a girls soft ball team in Westport and coached pitching to local high school girls. In his earlier years he played little league baseball and played with the Elk’s team that won three straight Little League championships. As he grew older he became known on the mound as “Louie the Riser” for the way his ball moved. As years went by Louie pitched for various Fast pitch soft ball teams and excelled at the plate and the bat. With his four brother’s known as the “Brother’s Five” bowled for many year winning many championships. He also loved golf and could often be found at Oak Hills Park Golf Club.

He was a past member of the South Norwalk Boat Club, until his illness, and was also a life time member of the Ferris Hill Club. He worked over the years as a truck driver, Limo driver and most recently for the Norwalk Board of Education.

In addition to his wife is survived by his son, Louis Cundari, Jr., and his wife Suzanna of Norwalk, His granddaughter, Marissa Nicole Cundari and his grandson, Louis Cundari, IIl. both of Norwalk, brother’s, Dominic A. Cundari and James V. Cundari of Norwalk, Charles N. Cundari of Bethel, sisters, Theresa Cundari Burnham and Virginia Cundari Falcone both of Norwalk and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parent’s he was predeceased by his brother, Rocco Cundari, Jr. and sisters, Frances Cundari Piro, Anna Cundari Gamberdella, Mary Cundari Martin and Margaret Cundari Howald.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Church, 669 West Avenue, Norwalk, at 9:30 AM on Friday, February 22nd. Burial will follow immediately at St. John Cemetery, Norwalk.

The family, will receive friends and family on Thursday between 4 and 8PM. at Collin’s Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue Norwalk, CT.

Louie’s family would like to thank Greenwich Woods Health Care Center for the compassionate care that they gave to him for the past 4 1/2 years.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Louie’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association of CT [www.alz.org/ct ] , or Greenwich Woods Health Care Center [ www.greenwichwoods.com ].







  1. Dear Susan, Louie, Jr., Suzanna, Marissa, and Louie, III

    My deepest sympathy goes to you on the loss of our loved one, Lou. Your love and devotion to him made his life a happier one, and the love and care for him was so very dedicated. I will miss my brother, but knowing that he is no longer living a life with Alzheimer’s has given me comfort. I know that he is in God’s gentle care and is again with our mother, father, brother, Rocky and sisters, Frannie, Anne, Mary and Margaret. He will be remembered for his great sense of humor and love for family and friends. Even though he was a little older than me, I always referred to him as my youngest brother. I will miss him, always love him, and forever be a part of your lives. I love you.

    Love, Virginia (Cundari-Falcone)

    February 18, 2013
    Virginia Cundari Falcone -
  • Susan and Family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    God Bless Love the Castelan’s Bernard, Carolyn and Gabriela

    February 18, 2013
    The Castelan Family -
  • Dear Sue. Louie, Suzanna,

    There are never the right words to say at time. I can give you my sincerest and deepest sympathy for you have lost a husband, father, grandfather and we have lost our younger brother.
    If there is any consolation, it’s knowing that Louie is in a better place, free from lonlyiness, not knowing your surrodings or the people around you. You are now in God’s garden of paradise and I know you will reap the harvest.
    Now our brother Rocky will catch “Louie the Riser” as years gone by. We will miss you but you have left us a reminder that life is too short. Make the most of it. I love you Louie, the gates are open. Everyone will greet you at Heavens Gate.
    Love your brother, Dom

    February 19, 2013
    Dominic A. Cundari -
  • Susan and family
    Sorry for your loss..May Lou rest in peace!

    February 19, 2013
    Paula and Joe D'Agostin -
  • Dear Aunt Sue, Lil Lou, Suzanna, Marissa and Louis III,

    It is hard to put into words how deeply sorry I am for your loss. Over these past 20 plus years I have held dear to my heart the childhood memories I had with Uncle Lou. He was a gentle giant and a man that I loved very much and always wanted to be around. He always reminded me most of my father with his sense of humor and smile and laughter. I know its that same smile that my father has greeted him with open arms and they both are happier than ever.

    God Bless all of you…

    February 19, 2013
    Annalisa Cundari Davis -
  • Dear Uncle Louie,
    I will miss your smile and the way you called my “why”, you were always so very kind to me . Thank you for wonderful memories! I know your with my Mom, give her a big and and kiss for me! I love you uncle Lou!! My prayers are with you and your family!! Xoxo

    February 20, 2013
    Viola Gamberdella -
  • Dear Aunt Sue , louie , Suzanna . Marissa and lil’ louie,,

    We want you to know how sad we are for the loss of Uncle Louie,, We will always remember his huge smile and even bigger sense of humor. Take peace in knowing he loved you Aunt Sue,, and Adored Louie,, Suzanna and his grandkids.
    We love you all,, thoughts and prayers…. Love Bobby , Donna and all the girls……..

    February 20, 2013
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  • Dear Aunt Susan, Louie, Suzanna, Marissa and Louie III,
    My deepest sympathy to all of you on Uncle Lou’s passing. I will always remember Uncle Lou’s laughter and sense of humor. We have many happy memories of family times together and I will cherish them forever. You are in our prayers. We love you all,
    Love, Trese-me, Tiffany, Skylar and Tommy Volpe

    February 20, 2013
    Trese-me Falcone Volpe -
  • Dear Susan and Family,
    We are very sorry for your loss. God bless you and your family with cherised memories and comfort.
    Our sincere sympathy,
    Gloria and Vin Pocograno

    February 20, 2013
    gloria Shoeman pocograno -
  • Louie… Tom and I send you are deepest sympathy and love. We understand the pain you are going through and want you to know we are thinking of you. With love, Wendy, Tom, Timothy, Daniel and Casey Jane.

    February 21, 2013
    Wendy Gaipa -
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